(Latin: within, inside, on the inside)
Borrowed from late Latin intra-; closely related to inter-, "between". The use of intra- is largely a product of modern times, occurring in words of common and technical vocabulary, where once it was generally a term used in science and the academic world.
While some words are borrowings from Medieval and even Late Latin, few if any come from Classical Latin.
The role of an insider is played out ab intra or "from within" an organization.
Motto inscribed on the east facade of Brookings Hall; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The outcome of the intranational elections in the country had international implications for trade and commerce.
In ancient times, sturdy barriers were built on the perimeters of cities to protect their inhabitants against invasions, and the day-to-day lives of the cities were conducted intra muros.
A matter is intra vires when it is within the legal power, scope, or authority of an institution or individual to perform an action. The opposite term is ultra vires.
2. Situated or occurring within a body cavity; especially, relating to, or being treatment (as of cancer) characterized by the insertion of radioactive substances in a cavity.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "internal organs, entrails, inside": ent-; enter-; fistul-; incret-; inter-; splanchn-; viscer-.